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Who's on First?  "Personnel Is Policy"  List of Bush Appointees and Congressional Leadership & Chairmen

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Bush Administration Cabinet Secretaries & Appointed Officials, Nominees
and Directors of Agencies
"P e r s o n n e l   i s   P o l i c y"

  • Agriculture Secretary: Ann Veneman, former California Agriculture Director, and previously served in Agriculture under G.H.W. Bush's administration. She also served on the board of directors for Calgene Inc., a genetically-altered food company.

    Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns has been nominated to succeed Veneman.  Gov. Johanns also serves as co-chairman for the Western Governors' Association on drought issues. In the past, he has chaired the National Governors' Association Committee on Economic Development and Commerce. As Nebraska's Governor, he has led a number of delegations of government, business and agriculture leaders on trade missions throughout Asia and South America.  Prior to becoming Governor, he served two terms as Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska. Earlier in his career, Governor Johanns was a partner in the law firm of Nelson, Johanns, Morris, Holdeman and Titus. He also clerked for the Honorable Hale McCown at the Nebraska Supreme Court.  Johanns had been considered a possible challenger to Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in 2006.

    • Deputy Secretary of Agriculture: James R. Moseley, president of a farm in Clarks Hill, IN.  He served as an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture 1990-1992 and was Agriculture Advisor to the Administrator of EPA 1989-1990.
    • Assistant Secretary for Administration: Lou Gallegos, Chief of Staff to Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico and served as the Secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department.  In 1989 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy Management and Budget.
    • Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services: Eric M. Bost.  This job oversees the Food Stamp Program.  Bost was the Commissioner and CEO of the Texas Department of Human Services where he served since 1997 and was previously the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security.  He was the Director and Administrator of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration at the U.S. Department of Human Services, 1992-1993.  Mr. Bost holds a B.A. degree in psychology from the U. of North Carolina and an M.A. degree in special education from the U. of South Florida.
    • Under Secretary for Rural Development: Tom C. Dorr, CEO and President of Dorr's Pine Grove Farm, a 3000-acre corn and soybean farm in Marcus, IA.
    • Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services. J.B. Penn, Senior V.P. of Sparks Companies, Inc., and was previously president and co-founder of Economic Perspectives, a consulting company.  He served in a variety of positions at the Dept. of Agriculture 1967-1981, excluding one year as a Senior Staff Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors 1977-1978.
    • Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs: Bill Hawks, Managing Partner of Hawks Farming, a farm, and is also the owner of DeSoto East, Inc., a residential development company.  He served in the Mississippi Senate 1994-1999 and is a veteran of the National Guard.
    • Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics: Joseph J. Jen, Dean of the College of Agriculture at California Polytechnic State U. and was previously the Division Chairman and Department Head of the Division of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia. Jen is a graduate of Taiwan University, received a Master's degree from Washington State U., a Ph.D. from Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois U.
    • Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Relations: Mary Kirtley Waters, Senior Director and Legislative Counsel for ConAgra Foods where she has served since 1986.  Before ConAgra, she served as a Legislative Assistant for Rep. Larry J. Hopkins 1984-1986.
    • Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights: Vernon Bernard Parker, of Arizona, who has served as the Interim Senior Pastor at the Calvary Church of the Valley in Paradise Valley, AZ, 2001-2002.  Before becoming a pastor, he was the president and CEO of the international nutritional supplement company, BelSante International LLC. Previous government service includes an appointment as Special Assistant to the President from 1992-1993. Prior to working in the White House, Mr. Parker served as General Counsel in the OPM. Graduate of Cal State, Long Beach, law degree from Georgetown U.
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics - Director: Lawrence A. Greenfeld, of Maryland.
  • CIA Director: Gen. Michael V. Hayden (A predecessor, George Tenent hinted at limiting use of internet to only those the government approves).  Air Force General Hayden faced opposition from Republicans and Democrats due to the danger of having a military officer heading a civilian spy agency. As a former director of the National Security Agency, Hayden had a leading role in developing Bush's domestic surveillance program.
    • Deputy Director: John E. McLaughlin
    • Executive Director of the CIA: A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard, former head of Alex. Brown & Co., an investment bank in Baltimore, MD.  He joined the CIA three years ago as a counselor to Tenet. Before that, he helped engineer the $2.5 billion merger of Alex. Brown and Bankers Trust New York Corp. "Krongard has a fondness for extreme military-style activities. Even as a banking executive, he trained with police SWAT teams for recreation and worked out with a kung fu master."
    • General Counsel: Scott Muller, a former N.Y. federal prosecutor, and a Board Member of the Center for Community Interest for four years.
    • Director of the Office of Public Affairs: Mark Mansfield.
    • National Intelligence Council
      • Chairman: Ambassador Robert L. Hutchings, previously Assistant Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, where he also taught international politics. Earlier, he was a Fellow and Director of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He was Director for European Affairs with the National Security Council, 1989-92, and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State 1992-1993. He also served two tours in the NIC—as Director of its Analytic Group and earlier as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Europe. Ambassador Hutchings serves on the editorial board of the journal International Politics, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). 
      • Vice Chairman: David Gordon, previously Director of CIA's Office of Transnational Issues (OTI).  He was appointed in 1998 as National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues on the NIC. In the 1980s, Dr. Gordon pursued an academic career at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Currently, Dr. Gordon is an adjunct professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has also taught at the College of William and Mary, Princeton University, and the University of Nairobi.
      • Vice Chairman for Evaluation: Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production.  Dr. Lowenthal returned to the government in 2002, initially serving as Counselor to the Director of Central Intelligence.  Between 1997 and 2002, Dr. Lowenthal served in the private sector, working as a consultant to government and industry clients on intelligence issues, most recently with SRA International.  He was the staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the 104th Congress (1995-97), where he directed the committee’s study on the future of the Intelligence Community, IC21. He also served in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR).  B.A. from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. He also serves as the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee for AFCEA, formerly the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. 
      • Director, Strategic Plans and Outreach: Craig R. Gralley, Mr. Gralley spent the first decade of his career with the CIA as an analyst on technical capabilities and operations of foreign ballistic missile and space systems. During this period, he also served with the NSA, where he analyzed foreign political and economic developments. Subsequently, Mr. Gralley headed the Director’s Speeches and Appearances Staff, where he served as Principal Speechwriter for DCIs Webster, Gates, and briefly, for DCI Woolsey. Mr. Gralley served in the NIC previously as a Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Latin America (acting) and within the NIC Analytic Group.
      • Director, Analysis and Production Staff: Mathew J. Burrows, who joined the CIA in 1986 after receiving a Ph.D. in European history from Cambridge University in England. He has served as a DI (Directorate of Intelligence) analyst covering Western Europe, including the development of European institutions such as the European Union. He was the holder in 1998-99 of the Intelligence Community Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. He also was special assistant to the US UN Ambassador, Richard Holbrooke, 1999-2001. In 2001-2002, he was Deputy National Security Advisor to the Treasury Secretary. He is a member of the DI's Senior Analyst Service.
      • Special Advisor: Enid C. B. Schoettle, From 1996-1997 she was Chief of the Advocacy and External Relations Unit of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs. From 1993-1996 she served on the National Intelligence Council as the National Intelligence Officer for Global and Multilateral Issues. From 1991-1993 she was Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) for international organizations and law. From 1976-1991 she was on the staff of the Ford Foundation, serving as Director of Ford’s International Affairs Program from 1981-1991. Prior to that, she was on the faculties of political science at the University of Minnesota and Swarthmore College.
        National Intelligence Officer for Africa: Robert G. Houdek, who joined the NIC as National Intelligence Officer for Africa in October 1997 after serving as an adviser to the Chief of Staff of the Agency for International Development (AID) on the President's Greater Horn of Africa Initiative and as the AID negotiator on a Disaster Assistance Response Team in eastern Zaire. Ambassador Houdek was a Foreign Service officer from 1962-1996. Among his many assignments, he served as Ambassador to Eritrea (1993-96), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1991-93), Chief of Mission in the US Embassy in Ethiopia (1988-91), Ambassador to Uganda (1985-88), Deputy Chief of Mission in the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya (1989-84), and Deputy Director of the Office of West African Affairs. He also was on the White House staff 1969-1971 as a Special Assistant to then National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger.  He is a member of the African Studies Association, the Eritrean Studies Association, and the American Foreign Service Association, where he served on the Board of Directors.
      • National Intelligence Officer for East Asia: James J. Shinn, After serving in the East Asia Bureau of the State Department, he worked for several high-tech firms in Silicon Valley. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and previously he was Senior Fellow for Asia at the  CFR in New York, he returned to academia, teaching courses in technology and foreign policy at Princeton and Georgetown. BA Princeton, MBA Harvard, PhD from Princeton.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues: William A. Anderson, previously the President's Daily Brief and Senior Executive Briefer for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of State. He joined CIA in 1986 and has held a variety of analytical and managerial positions, working European, Latin American, and global issues. He previously led the Strategic Assessments Group and the Economic Security Group in the Directorate of Intelligence and served an overseas tour for the Agency in the mid-1990s.  Ph.D. in Economics at Cornell, B.A. from Yale.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Europe: Richard D. Kauzlarich, formerly Director of the Special Initiative on the Muslim World at the United States Institute of Peace. Kauzlarich joined the Institute in Spring 2002 after a 32-year career in the Foreign Service. He served as United States Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997-99 and to Azerbaijan in 1994-97. He was Senior Deputy to the Secretary of State’s and the President’s Special Representative to the Newly Independent States 1993-94. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European Affairs 1991-93. He also was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in 1984-86 and as Deputy Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff in 1986-89.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Intelligence Assurance: Lawrence K. Gershwin, Mr. Gershwin became the National Intelligence Officer for Intelligence Assurance in April 2004 after serving as the NIO for Science and Technology from 1994 to 2004 and as the National Intelligence Officer for Strategic Programs from 1981 to 1994. Previously, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis and Evaluation (1979-81) and worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses (1972-75) and the Rand Corporation (1975-79). He served as a postdoctoral associate at Columbia and Stanford Universities.  Ph.D. in physics from the U. California, Berkeley, B.S. in physics from the CIT.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Latin America: Fulton Armstrong, previously Chief of Staff of the DCI Crime and Narcotics Center (CNC). Prior to that, he served two terms as a Director for Inter-American Affairs at the National Security Council (1995-97 and 1998-99) and as Deputy NIO for Latin America (1997-98). In 1980 he was Legislative Assistant and Press Secretary to US Rep. Jim Leach. In 1984-95, he served as analyst, political-economic officer, and manager specializing in Latin America in the both the intelligence and policy communities. 
      • National Intelligence Officer for Military Issues: Major General John R. Landry, USA (Ret.), before joining the NIC, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Guard/Reserve Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1989, he was assigned as Chief of Staff, VII Corp, US Army, Europe, a position he held during Operation DESERT STORM. General Landry also was assigned to armored cavalry units in Europe and Vietnam. He was an Assistant to SACEUR, commanded an Army Cavalry Squadron in Europe and an Armored Brigade in the 4th Division at Fort Carson, and later served as Chief of Strategic Plans and Policy on the Army Staff. General Landry earned an M.P.A. at Harvard's Kennedy School of Govt, taught at West Point, and graduated from the National War College and West Point.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia: Paul R. Pillar, Mr. Pillar was appointed National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia in October 2000 upon returning to the Intelligence Community from the Brookings Institution, where he was a Federal Executive Fellow. He joined CIA in 1977 and has served in a variety of analytical and managerial positions, including as chief of analytic units covering portions of the Near East, the Persian Gulf, and South Asia. He previously served in the NIC as one of the original members of its Analytic Group. He has been Executive Assistant to CIA's Deputy Director for Intelligence and Executive Assistant to DCI William Webster. He headed the Assessments and Information Group of the DCI Counterterrorist Center and from 1997 to 1999 was deputy chief of the center. Mr. Pillar is a retired officer in the US Army Reserve and served on active duty in 1971-1973, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Pillar received an A.B. from Dartmouth, a B.Phil. from Oxford, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton. 
      • National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia: Angela E. Stent, who is on leave from Georgetown U., where she is Professor of Government and Foreign Service and served as Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. From 1999-2001, she served on the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State. Dr. Stent is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, US-Russian relations and East-West economic ties. She is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Cold War Studies and Internationale Politik. She also has served on the boards of the US-Russia Business Forum and Women In International Security. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  B.A. from Cambridge, MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats: David B. Low.  He returned to the National Intelligence Council where he previously served 1983-1985 as National Intelligence Officer for Proliferation and, concurrently, for International Economics. Among other activities during that time, he was a member of the Senior Interdepartmental Group on International Economic Policy, chaired by the Treasury Secretary.

        Much of Mr. Low's career has been in national and international business. Most recently, he has been a business and financial consultant to real estate and telecom companies. From 1985 to 1995 he was chief financial officer and later president of a real estate management company.  He spent four years at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, as Special Assistant to the Chairman and as Counsel. From 1968-1972 he practiced corporate and securities law at a Wall Street law firm.  A.B. in Chemistry from Princeton, J.D. from U. VA Law.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Warning: Kenneth L. Knight, Jr., a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience at the national, departmental, and theater intelligence echelons and has served in a range of intelligence disciplines in both joint and allied assignments.

        As the Chief of DIA's Defense Warning Office (2002-2004), and as the Defense Intelligence Officer for Global Trends (1992-2002), Mr. Knight managed military intelligence support to OSD and Joint Staff consumers involved in strategy, doctrine, force structure, and weapons development processes. Prior to these assignments, Mr. Knight served as the Senior Executive Analyst on the Army Staff, where he managed Army involvement in the National Intelligence production process and represented the Army on the Military Intelligence and National Foreign Intelligence Boards.

        As Deputy National Intelligence Officer for General Purpose Forces on the National Intelligence Council (1993-1995), Mr. Knight directed the planning and production of interagency National Intelligence Estimates on foreign conventional military trends and capabilities. Prior to that, Mr. Knight was the Army's Deputy Director of Foreign Intelligence, where he oversaw the analytic content and managed the planning and execution of the Army Staff's global intelligence production effort. Before that, Mr. Knight spent five years in Europe analyzing Warsaw Pact political and military developments for the US European Command, the US Army Europe, and NATO. He has also served as the Chief of the Army's European Warning Center and as an analyst for DIA, the Army Staff, and the US Navy.
      • National Intelligence Officer for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation: Robert D Walpole, previously served from March 1998 to April 2004 as the NIO for Strategic and Nuclear Programs. He also served as the Special Assistant to the DCI for Persian Gulf War Illnesses Issues. He served for nearly five years as a Deputy Director of the DCI Nonproliferation Center (NPC). He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense and Arms Control Policy, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, from 1989-1992. Prior to shifting to a policy portfolio, Mr. Walpole managed intelligence analysis on foreign strategic and nuclear programs as a Division Chief and Office Director in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1985-89).  B.A. in International Relations and in Interior Design from Brigham Young University in 1978 before being recruited to join CIA as an imagery analyst. His honors include the Department of State Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal for work on Gulf war illnesses issues. 
  • Commerce Secretary: Donald Louis Evans, Bush's 2000 campaign chairman, and a longtime friend and business partner of President Bush.  He was chairman and CEO of  Tom Brown Inc., a petroleum company.  Evans is leaving the post.

    Carlos Gutierrez has been nominated to replace Don Evans as Secretary of Commerce. 
    He is CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Kellogg Company, and an immigrant who excaped Castro's Cuba in 1960.  Mr. Gutierrez began working for Kellogg in Mexico City, Mexico nearly 30 years ago. In 1982, he was promoted to Supervisor for Latin American marketing services and transferred to the corporate headquarters.  Mr. Gutierrez is a co-trustee of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Colgate-Palmolive Company and Grocery Manufacturers of America. Info from NewsMax 

    • Deputy Secretary of Commerce: Samuel W. Bodman, Chairman and CEO of Cabot Corp. in Boston. Before Cabot, he was President, CEO and a Director of FMR Corp.
    • Under Secretary for International Trade: Grant D. Aldonas, Chief International Trade Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee and was a Partner with Miller & Chevalier 1986-1997.  Aldonas served as Director of South America and Caribbean Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1984-1985 and as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs 1983-1984.  Aldonas was also appointed as a member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China by President Bush.
    • Under Secretary for Export Administration: Kenneth I. Juster, a Senior Partner with the law firm of Arnold & Porter.  During the George H.W. Bush Administration, he served as the Counselor of the State Department as well as the Deputy and Senior Advisor to Kissinger protege Lawrence Eagleburger.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Assistant Secretary for Export Administration: James J. Jochum, a Senior Manager for Government Relations for Accenture.  He has served in the past as Majority Counsel for the Senate Banking Committee and as Trade Counsel and Legislative Director for Sen. Charles Grassley 1994-1999.
    • Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement: 
    • Assistant Secretary for Import Administration: Faryar Shirzad, previously the International Trade Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Under Secretary for Economic Affairs: Kathleen B. Cooper, the Chief Economist and Manager of the Economics and Energy Division of Exxon Mobil Corporation in Irving, Texas.  Before joining Exxon Corporation, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Security Pacific Bank for nine years.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Assistant Secretary and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service: Maria Cino, previously Deputy Chairman for political operations for Victory 2000 at the Republican National Committee (RNC).  In the past she was National Political Director for the Bush Campaign and worked as a Government Affairs Consultant with the law firm of Wiley, Rein and Fielding.
    • Assistant Secretary for Market Access Compliance: William Henry Lash, III, a Professor at George Mason U. School of Law.  He also serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University.  Lash was previously the Associate Dean and Director of Law and Economics Center at George Mason University and was an Associate Professor of Law at St. Louis U., 1990-1994. He has also served as an Associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson and as Counsel to Susan Leibeler, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission in 1988.  Yale, Harvard Law.
    • Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs: Brenda L. Becker, previously V.P. of Congressional Communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield Associates and held a variety of positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield in the past.
    • General Counsel: Theodore William Kassinger, a partner with Vinson & Elkins. In the past he served as the International Trade Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee as well as an Advisor at the Department of State.
    • Assistant Secretary for Economic Development: David A. Sampson, president & CEO of the Arlington, TX Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.
    • Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy: Bruce P. Mehlman, who served as Telecommunications Policy Counsel for Cisco Systems since 1999.  Before joining Cisco he was General Counsel and Policy Director for the House Republican Conference and served as General Counsel for the National Republican Congressional Committee 1996-1999.  Princeton, U.VA. Law School.
    • Trade and Development Agency - Director: Themla J. Askey, who previously served as a Commissioner with the International Trade Commission after being nominated by President Clinton, until her term expired in December 2000.  She also served with the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee.
    • Government National Mortgage Association - President: Ronald Rosenfeld, most recently the Secretary of Commerce for Oklahoma, and was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Corporate Finance 1992-1993.  He served at the HUD 1989-1991.  Harvard.
    • United States International Trade Commission - Member: Daniel Pearson, of Minnesota, to serve for a term expiring 2011.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission - Commissioner: Walter Lukken, for a five year term expiring in 2005. He was a staff member for the Senate Agriculture Committee 1997-2001, and was a Legislative Assistant to Senator Richard Lugar 1993-1998.  Graduate, Indiana U. and Lewis and Clark Law School.
  • Community Relations Service - Acting Director: Jonathon Chase, who served with the Community Relations Service for more than thirty years and is presently an Associate Director. Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College.
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting This is the Federal agency which subsidizes the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) with taxpayer's dollars.  Totalitarian governments own or control the media, and our government should get out the business of partially funding any media. NPR and PBS could succeed very well as totally membership and private grant supported organizationss.
  • Member of the Board of Directors: Cheryl Feldman Halpern, of New Jersey
  • Member of the Board of Directors: Claudia Puig of Florida.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission - Chairman: Mary Sheila Gall, currently in her second term as a Member of the CPSC, appointed once by former President Bush and once by former President Clinton and has served as Vice Chairman of the Commission for five years.  From 1989-1991, she headed the Human Development Services Agency while holding the position of Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services and was Counselor to the Director of OPM, 1986-1989.  She was Deputy Policy Advisor to Vice President Bush, 1981-1986.
  • Council on Environmental Quality - Chairman: James Laurence Connaughton, a partner with Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. He served for the last seven years as one of the lead negotiators on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee 207; negotiating international environmental standards.  He has worked extensively on issues of foreign and U.S environmental regulation, international treaties, U.S. Legislation and Occupational Health and Safety Management.  He has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) since 1994. Yale, Northwestern.
  • Defense Secretary: Nominee--Bob Gates, former CIA director. Gates was CIA Director 1991-1993 under GHW Bush and has been president of Texas A and M University since 2002. Gates is also a member of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.  He joined the CIA in 1965 and served for 27 years.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and in 2004 co-chaired a task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations which promoted negotiating with Iran.  Described as a long time friend of the Bush family.

    "Resigned" 11/8/06  Donald Rumsfeld, the Defense Secretary under President Ford 1975-1977.  Under President Nixon, he was Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) -- Howard Phillips, Chairman of The Conservative Caucus later (1974) tried to shut down OEO, a wasteful left-wing federal agency.  Rumsfield was also a member of President Nixon's Cabinet 1969-1970; U.S. ambassador to NATO in Brussels, Belgium 1973-1974.  He served in Congress 1963-1969 (R-IL).  Rumsfield was Chief of Staff of the White House and a member of the President's Cabinet 1974-1975; and, Secretary of Defense. From 1977-1985 he served as CEO, President, and then chairman of drug company G.D. Searle & Co.  He was chairman and CEO of General Instrument Corp. from 1990-1993; and until 2001, he was Chairman of Gilead Sciences, another drug manufacturer. 12/4/04: President Bush has asked Rumsfield to continue as DOD Sec.
    • Assistant Secretary of Defense: Paul Wolfowitz, Undersecretary of Defense under